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Ants on my cucumber plants

Hi, i have been having a fair few ants on and around my cucumber plants. Was wondering would they eat them? I see no signs of this so far but Im cautious. Or could they be causing me any other problems? Thanks Natasha 


  • ZiminukZiminuk Posts: 24

    I had a red ants nest at the root of our cucumber plant last year. It did not seem to make any difference. Fruit were untouched and the plant remained healthy. image

  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,267

    Ants are known to farm aphids. They feed off the honeydew aphids excrete and in return protect the aphids on the plant. The ants may not appear to be a problem yet but aphids will be.

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    I get black ants in my greenhouse and use those small ant bait stations covered with a broken slate so it doesn't get wet.  Suppose you could sit one in cucumber pot for a short time as long as you don't wet it.

  • lazy gardenerlazy gardener Posts: 317

    Ants do not eat cucumbers or plants Natasha

  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,657
    Hi Nat search semolina on here
  • thank you very much for your helpful replies. I shall now type in semolina and take a look Alan. That's a good idea with the ant bait stations, I shall keep that in mind kef. Thanks all. Natasha x 

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